Loweria platydesma (Lower, 1901)
Broken-banded Cape-moth
(formerly known as Amelora platydesma)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Loweria platydesma
male
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The adult moths have pale brown wings, with a broad jagged dark brown band across each forewing containing an irregular dark mark, and a pale band along each forewing costa. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Loweria platydesma
female
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 8-9.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptons of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 25 (1901), p. 65.


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    (written 9 January 2016)